How long does it take for a bladder infection to start going?
Q:away after you start medication for it? I have been on medication now for 24hours but no relief yet.. Anyone out there remembers from having this if it takes longer than 24 hours. this is my 2nd antibotic I have been put on because the first antibotic did not work.thanks
More Answers to “How long does it take for a bladder infection to start going?“Hi LeaHere are some ideas to use.Causes of Bladder InfectionThe primary cause of bladder infection is bacteria that are unable to be eliminated from the urinary tract. The problem is not due to bacteria getting in to the urinary tract, but to bacteria not being able to get out.Menopause can increase the risk of bladder infection developing because, during menopause, levels of the hormone estrogen decline in the body, making it easier for bacteria to stick to the lining of the urinary tract.Preventing Bladder InfectionIn order to prevent bladder infection, women should do the following:Avoid urinating after intercourse until necessary. Full urination enables the body to more effectively eliminate bacteria from the urinary tract.Consider your choice of contraceptive. Women should avoid the use of overly large fitted diaphragms, as these prevent effective voiding of the bladder, especially after intercourse. Contraceptive sponges can cause similar problems. Better birth control options are to wear a cervical cap, or to have your partner wear a condom.Quick Action Steps for Bladder Infection1. Avoid urinating after intercourse until necessary. Full urination enables the body to more effectively eliminate bacteria from the urinary tract.2. During intercourse, avoid using overly large fitted diaphragms and contraceptive sponges, which can prevent effective voiding of the bladder. It is better to wear a cervical cap, or to have your partner wear a condom. 3. Avoid all sugars, refined carbohydrates, sodas, processed foods, preservatives, artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame), corn syrup, alcohol, white bread and white flour products, pastries, and hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils, as well as all foods to which your are allergic. 4. Emphasize organic, fresh vegetables and non-citrus fruits, organic grains, as well as organic, free-range meats and poultry and wild-caught fish. 5. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day. 6. Drink 16 ounces of organic, unsweetened blueberry or cranberry juice. 7. Useful nutrients for treating bladder infection include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin, C, zinc, and acidophilus. 8. Adding half a teaspoon of mannose powder to pure filtered water and drinking it every one to two hours can speed recovery.9. The herbs buchu, corn silk, couch grass, goldenseal, marshmallow leaf, and uva ursi can also be helpful, as can fresh parsley. 10. To relieve symptoms, take alternating hot and cold sitz baths. 11. Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Apis, Arsenicum, Belladonna, Berberis, Calcarea, Cantharis, Causticum, Conium, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, and Sepia. For best results, consult with a trained homeopath who can help you select the remedies most appropriate for your specific needs.12. Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help to relieve symptoms: apple and carrot; cranberry; carrot, celery, parsley, and spinach; carrot, beet, and cucumber (for added benefit, add garlic or onion juice); and watermelon juice.Best of health to youCheers
It may take up to 48 hours for an antiobiotic to be effective enough to give you relief. In the meantime, keep urine diluted by drinking lots of water and/or cranberry juice. If after 48 hours you still don’t feel better, check with your doctor again. Since you were already treated once, you may not respond to this antibiotic.
sulfa meds are good, so is macrobid. also drink only water for the next few days. azo and pyridium is good for the burning and itching although it can turn your urine orange. cranberry vitiams are very good for keeping uti’s away
Are you trying to ask how long it takes for the medication to start to make you feel better – or how long it takes for you to develop an infection. Medication can help you start to feel somewhat better within about two days but it takes longer than that for it to be all better. Also, you are supposed to continue the prescription until it is gone because some of the bacteria/ infection can remain after you start to feel better and would come back if you stop too soon. Feel better soon!
Usually 2 to 3 days you will feel better if the bacteria is susceptable to the antibiotic.